Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dec 18

Annie, Jr on the CBMS stage tonight!  Show starts at 7PM, and there is no admission fee.  Running time is one hour.  Bring the entire family and bring a smile to your face!

HUHS Letter to 8th grade parents, with more important details on next year's 9th grade program.  Click here.  

American Red Cross Babysitting Course - The American Red Cross Babysitting course will be held at Harwood Union on Saturday, January 16th from 8:30-3PM.  Participants must be 11 years of age or older.  Class size is limited to 12 and the cost is $65 which includes certificate, book and CD.  To register and for further information, contact Mary Holden at or 882-1114.

Inclement weather is coming... New this year to our delayed opening schedule is a 2-hour delayed start, which falls in line with the vast majority of Vermont Schools.  Superintendent Brigid Nease provides all the details in this letter.  Let it snow!

#9 of the Top 10 Reasons for Moving to 1:1 Learning Technology- Implementing 1:1 access to technology addresses the key goal of equity in education. Outside of school there is a widening digital divide of those who have access to knowledge, data, and skills and those who do not. Access to digital tools is vital in providing all students with resources for success both in and after school. As author William Gibson said, “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.

Calling All Community Members – Take the Survey!  Have you taken the community survey on education?  This survey is part of a bigger process of community engagement that will include deeper discussions in the form of study circles in 2016.  Read below for more background information – and stay tuned for specific dates and events in 2016 – but for now, add your voice to the conversation and take the survey! click here

Got recipes? The CBMS Sustainability program is creating a community cookbook, and we are looking for submissions! Click here for details, and click here to submit a recipe.

Ponderable: “You don’t build strong readers by teaching children to ‘find the main idea,’ ‘make inferences,’ and ‘compare and contrast.’ You do it by fixing a child’s gaze on the world outside the classroom window.” from “ESEA and the Return of a Well-Rounded Curriculum” by Robert Pondiscio in The Education Gadfly, December 2, 2015.

News from our Nurse - All medications brought to school must be in their original labeled containers and given to Dona Culver or Corky Burton immediately upon the student's arrival. Over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a CBMS medication form or a note from the parent. Prescription medications must have a physician's order plus parent permission (this includes inhalers). All narcotics and control drugs such as ADHD medications must be brought to school by a parent with the appropriate medical orders and permissions.  Students may not bring or carry any medications in their pockets or in unlabeled containers such as plastic bags.  A medication form can be accessed here. These forms are available via e-mail as well, from the CBMS office or from the nurse.  

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • 2nite! December 18- Annie, Jr. on Stage @ CBMS- 7PM
  • December 24th- Break begins, and school resumes on Monday, January 4th.
  • January 4- Trapp's x-country Ski Program begins- 2PM departure from CBMS
  • January 6- Stowe Ski-Ride program begins - 12:45 departure from CBMS. Details are here.
  • January 12- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM in the CBMS Library
  • January 14- "Most Likely to Succeed" movie screening- 6:30PM in the HU auditorium
  • January 15- Last day of Quarter 2
  • January 18- MLK Day - No School today
  • January 19- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30 in the CBMS Library
  • January 19- 9th Grade Parent Night @ HUHS (for parents of current 8th graders)- 6:30PM in the HU Library
  • January 26- January 12- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM in the CBMS Library

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